About The MACC Fund
The MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation raising funds to support research for pediatric cancer and blood disorders like aplastic anemia and sickle cell disease. The MACC Fund celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016.
Childhood cancer is the leading disease-related cause of death in children after the newborn period. Since its inception in 1976, the MACC Fund has contributed over $59 million to pediatric cancer and blood disorders research in Wisconsin. This research is conducted in the MACC Fund Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and in the MACC Fund Childhood Cancer Research Wing at the University of Wisconsin’s Carbone Cancer Center. This Wisconsin based research impacts the treatment and care of children throughout the state, the nation and the world. The MACC Fund celebrated its 40th year in 2016, and is helping to play an important role in raising the overall cure rate for childhood cancer from 20% to 80% in the past four decades. Yet even children in the 80% category can relapse and have “late effect” issues which require additional research.
The Trek 100 Ride for Hope is the MACC Fund’s largest fund-raiser having contributed over $13.8 million in net proceeds over the past 27 years.